Whats newborn pneumonia?

Worrisome infection. Prior to birth, the lungs are formed but not inflated. Somewhat like a balloon.There is some fluid within the lung spaces that moves into the blood after the lungs inflate (babies first crys). If germs get into that fluid during labor or delivery, the lung tissue becomes infected & functions poorly.Baby may need extra oxygen and breath rapidly.Treatment is aimed at killing germs & supporting baby.
Lung infection. Pneumonia is infection of the lung airsacs which presents as breathing difficulty either labored breathing or inability to sustain regular breathing, periodic breathing or apnea; baby also has difficulty with feeding, maintaining normal temperature, either hypothermia or hypothermia, difficulty staying pink presenting as duskiness or pallor. Pneumonia may be viral or bacterial.

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What is newborn pneumonia from?

An infection. Pneumonia, neonatal or otherwise, is an infection in the lungs from a bacteria, virus, or fungus. In a newborn typical sources include the vaginal canal, or an ill contact after delivery. Infants on a breathing machine are at high risk of infection. Read more...
Germs. Prior to delivery, infants have access to the fluid that circulates in the bag of waters. The longer that bag is open, the more likely germs can get in and get to baby, enter the lungs, and begin a pneumonia before delivery. Babies can also acquire germs in the birth canal and inhale them with their first breath. Early recognition and treatment is the only chance baby has for survival. Read more...

What exactly is newborn pneumonia?

See answer below. Neonatal pneumonia is the infection of the alveoli (air sacks) of the newborn lungs. It usually occurs in premature infants, babies born with congenital conditions of the respiratory system, and neonates with immune defects which make them prone to infections. It is most commonly due to virus, and bacteria. Read more...
Dangerous infection. Newborn refers to the age of the child (up to 28 days of life) and pneumonia is an infection of the lungs,, which can be caused by different agents such as viruses, bacteria or fungi. Read more...
Germs. Prior to delivery, infants have access to the fluid that circulates in the bag of waters. The longer that bag is open, the more likely germs can get in and get to baby, enter the lungs, and begin a pneumonia before delivery. Babies can also acquire germs in the birth canal and inhale them with their first breath. Early recognition and treatment is the only chance baby has for survival. Read more...

Newborn pneumonia after a week of hospitalization?

Question not clear. Are you asking if a newborn can get pneumonia after being in the hospital for a week? If so, yes. Hospital acquired pneumonias are common, even in infants, particularly if the infant is being hospitalized for another issue. If you are asking whether a newborn can still have pneumonia after being treated for a week the answer is also yes, but the reasons would have to come from the pediatrician. Read more...
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What is the definition or description of: Newborn pneumonia?

Respiratory distress. A description of a newborn with pneumonia is a newborn born to a mother who may have signs or symptoms of an infection. Thus, a newborn may be born with respiratory difficulty (ie. rapid of difficult breathing) and require respiratory support (Oxygen and/or Ventilation Support). They may or not have an elevated temperature. A Chest X-ray will document chest infiltrates. Read more...

What are the ways to predict the symptoms of newborn pneumonia?

See below. I'm not certain what you mean. The symptoms would probably be a fever, trouble breathing, and a need for oxygen. There is no way to predict the symptoms. Premature infants maybe at an increased risk for developing neonatal pneumonia. Read more...

Newborn pneumonia after a week. Was it a missed diagnosis? Had gbs.

GBS. Gbs is a bacteria that is well described to cause neonatal disease. This question is difficult to answer in the absence of clinical context. However, patients can and do acquire this disease, even when evaluated and managed appropriately. Read more...
Disease proression. GBS is variable in it's pattern .If the germ transfers to baby during early labor, they are often symptomatic at birth and easily recognized.Since they normally enter baby through the nasal passages/lungs,a pneumonia is a common feature.If acquired in late labor or during delivery, GBS disease may wait up to 6 weeks before emerging.Without the chart, I cannot say if it was missed, but likely not. Read more...

What casuses neonatal pneumonia?

Pneumonia. If the mother has a disease like chalmydia this could affect the neonate and cause pneumonia, as well as other bacterial, viral or fungal diseases , that the mother may have acquired and then transmit to the neonate. Read more...

How long does neonatal pneumonia last?

Neonatal pneumonia. Duration of illness will depend upon multiple factors, including the organisms involved, mode of acquisition of infection, immune status of the baby, efficacy of therapy and rapidity with which it was begun, whether it required pulmonary support, and so on and so on. Read more...